2018 Grantee: CARE SUMMER ART CAMP
Read more about the Charleston Arts and Revitalization Effort (CARE) here.
Grantee Orientation meeting
(L-R) MDNHA program manager Sarah Hicks, MDNHA grant committee Chair Meg Cooper, and MDNHA chair Dr. Myrtis Tabb present the grant to CARE board members LaVerne Leigh, Jackie Jones, and CARE director Carol Roark, with MDNHA executive director Dr. Rolando Herts.
GRANT PROJECT IN PROGRESS
CARE's summer youth art camp is a low cost, week-long camp offered each summer to the children in our community. Our primary purpose through this year's camp was to bring awareness of the beauty of the Mississippi Delta to the young people in our community. Since much of our youth take this beauty for granted, CARE wanted to immerse them in a way that would have a lasting impression and would give them a pride in this area that they would want to share with others.
CARE brought in professional artists and a photographer who specialize in working not only with children, but also creating works that depict the Delta region. These teachers took the campers out into the field and had them work on location.
The campers studied local communities, fields, cypress wetlands, and a view from the bluff overlooking the Delta. They then brought these ideas and documentations back into the CARE classrooms for further study. All of this work, along with projects for younger campers that coincided with the older campers' projects, resulted in the production of a book and a multi-week exhibit in our CARE art gallery.
ABOUT THE GRANTEE
CARE's mission is to foster the economic growth and redevelopment of Charleston, Mississippi through the arts and community involvement while preserving the historical significance and heritage of the town.
Keep up with CARE at their Facebook page.